Keynote


Nektarios Tavernarakis

Nektarios Tavernarakis

Nektarios Tavernarakis is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Research Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), and Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of the University of Crete, in Heraklion, Greece. He is the Director of the Graduate Program on BioInformatics at the Medical School of the University of Crete, and is also heading the Neurogenetics and Ageing laboratory of IMBB. He is an elected member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC), the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and Academia Europaea. He has also served as the Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and special advisor to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He is currently director of both the Center for Sustainable Development, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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John P.A. Ioannidis

John P.A. Ioannidis

John P. A. Ioannidis is a professor at the Stanford University and “may be one of the most influential scientists alive” according to Atlantic. Current citation rates suggest that he is among the 20 scientists worldwide who are currently the most commonly cited, perhaps also the currently most-cited physician. His PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most published research findings are false” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science.

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Plenaries


Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Ogunlaja

Ahmed Oluwagbemi Ogunlaja is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and founder of the advocacy organization Open Access Nigeria, which works to promote online access to research, data & educational resources.

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Jon Tennant

Jon Tennant

Jon Tennant has recently completed his award-winning PhD at Imperial College London, where he researched the evolution of crocodiles and extinction through geological time. Now, he is the Communications Director for ScienceOpen, the founder of the Open Science MOOC, an Editor for the PLOS Paleo Community, a freelance science consultant and communicator, part of the Mozilla Open Leadership Cohort, the founder of the publishing platform paleorXiv, and author of kids books, including Excavate Dinosaurs!

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Maria Georgopoulou

Maria Georgopoulou

Maria Georgopoulou was trained as an art historian and her scholarly work explores the artistic and cultural interactions of Mediterranean peoples in the Middle Ages. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and taught at Yale University (1992-2004) where she also founded the Program for Hellenic Studies. She is currently the Director of the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. During her tenure, the Gennadius Library has expanded its academic offerings and developed new outreach programs to attract and educate an ever wider audience.

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Workshops


Sophia Ananiadou

Sophia Ananiadou

Sophia Ananiadou is Professor in Computer Science, School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester and Director of the National Centre for Text Mining. Since 2005, she has successfully directed NaCTeM to be currently a fully sustainable centre, carrying out novel, world-leading research on text mining that then informs the provision of services, tools, resources and infrastructure to a variety of users from translational medicine, biology, biodiversity, humanities, health, and social sciences. Research she has led has advanced the state of the art in text mining and contributed in novel ways to: automatic extraction of terminology and term variation; development of robust taggers for biomedical text; automatic extraction of events and their interpretation using machine learning methods; development of large scale terminological resources for biomedicine and biodiversity; linking textual evidence with metabolic and signaling pathways; association mining and hypothesis generation; supporting the development of systematic reviews using novel topic modeling and clustering methods and the development of interoperable text mining infrastructure to facilitate all the above applications (Argo).

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Thomas Bartzanas

Thomas Bartzanas

Thomas Bartzanas, is Director of Research and Head of the Agrotechnology sector in Center for Research and Technology (CERTH) / Institute of Bio-Economy and Agri-Technologies (iBO) Research Institute. He is an agricultural engineering with a PhD on environmental control of agricultural structure. His research area is focused on the application of precision agricultural technologies (sensors, automation and ICT tools) for sustainable agriculture, systems analysis and modelling in agriculture, controlled environment agriculture (greenhouses, livestock storage systems) and environmental assessment of agricultural operations. He has participated as a Researcher or/and project manager, or/and coordinator in 40 research projects. He has 300 publications in peer reviewed Journals, book chapters, conference proceedings. He has co-edited a Book for Springer, his h-index is 18 and he has 1100 citations.

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Agiatis Benardou

Agiatis Benardou

Agiatis Benardou was born in Athens, Greece. She completed her BA and MA in Ancient History at King’s College London, where she was later awarded her PhD in Archaeology. She also holds an MA on Cultural Management and Communication from Panteion University in Athens. Her research interests lie in the fields of scholarly research practices and user requirements and she is particularly interested in the ways in which digital tools and methods can provide new gateways through which research communities gain access to, create, revisit and repurpose research data, processes and infrastructures. Agiatis has worked for a number of public and private organizations in the Greek cultural sector and is now a Senior Research Associate in the Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C., as well as a Fellow in Panteion University in Athens where she has taught Digital Curation. Agiatis has carried out extensive research as project member, WPL or PI in the context of various EU initiatives, such as Preparing DARIAH – the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure), ARIADNE, NeDiMAH, Europeana Cloud, DARIAH-EU, DARIAH-GR, ARK4, #DARIAHTeach and, more recently, Europeana Research. Agiatis currently serves as Co-Chair of DARIAH-EU VCC2 (Research and Education Liaison).

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Antica Culina

Antica Culina

'I am an evolutionary ecologists, and the project I lead at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW lies on the interface between ecology and Open Science. We look at how various components of Open Science are currently implemented in ecological research, how do they help research to become better, and what are the best venues to increase applications of Open principles in ecology. My scientific interest revolve around animal ecology: I want to help us to better understand (and appreciate) the complexity of animal life, and to use this knowledge to protect them and teach others to do the same. I have finished undergrad degree in Ecology, worked on bird conservation projects in Croatia (NGO BIOM) for a couple of years, and then became an evolutionary ecologist, studying pair-bonds and divorce in monogamous birds at the Oxford University (PhD). Along the way, I have also became interested in Open Science. Once I have learned about this amazing initiative, I was determined to take a part in the wave of actions and research that can help other scientist (especially ecologist) to start to appreciate all the benefits that openness brings to science and to the society.'

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Ade Deane-Pratt

Ade Deane-Pratt

Ade is researching and analyzing persistent identifier infrastructure as part of the EC-funded Technical and Human Infrastructure for Research (THOR) project. She joined ORCID following a decade working largely in science communication at non-profit medical research organisations in the UK. Ade has a BSc in Cognitive Science (first class honours) from the University of Westminster and an MSc in Neuroscience from University College London. She has lectured in human-computer interaction and is the author of children’s science book series How Things Work.

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Elly Dijk

Elly Dijk

A human geographer by training, Elly Dijk is senior policy advisor at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands. DANS is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. She is coordinator of the national scholarly (open access) portal NARCIS (narcis.nl). She is currently project leader of OpenAIRE 2020 at DANS, and she is, together with the Technical University Delft, the National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for this project. She is also project coordinator of the EOSCpilot (European Open Science Cloud pilot) at DANS. Elly is member of the editorial team of the website Openaccess.nl and the National Platform Open Science in the Netherlands. She is member of the international Board (Secretary) of euroCRIS, an association of experts on research information.

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Peter Doorn

Peter Doorn

Peter Doorn is director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), the Dutch national institute for long-term access to research data. He studied Human Geography at Utrecht University and received his PhD there. He taught Computing for Historians at Leiden University from 1985 to 1997. He was director of the Netherlands Historical Data Archive and head of department at the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI). He was Principal Investigator of the DARIAH preparation project (now an ESFRI ERIC).

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Maaike Duine

Maaike Duine

Maaike Duine, ORCID EU, Events and Training Officer. Maaike is organising events and workshops for the EC funded THOR (Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research) project. Before joining ORCID, she worked in Dar es Salaam as the publishing advisor for the two-year project “Strengthening academic and digital publishing in Tanzania” with INASP, VSO, COSTECH, the Elsevier Foundation, PATA, and BAMVITA as partners. Prior to that, she held different positions for the international publishing company Springer SBM. She earned an MA in linguistics from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Martin Eve

Martin Eve

Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London and founder of the Open Library of Humanities. Martin specialises in contemporary American fiction (primarily the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace), histories and philosophies of technology, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. Martin is well-known for his work on open access and Higher Education policy, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academy Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation advisory board, the California Digital Library/University of California Press’s Humanities Book Infrastructure advisory board, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014), and the Universities UK OA Monographs Working Group (2016-).

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Bededikt Fecher

Bededikt Fecher

Benedikt Fecher heads the research program "Knowledge Dimension" at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. He studied communication science and economics at the University of Erfurt, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Aalborg. In 2017, he earned is doctorate at the University of Arts in Berlin on the topics of academic data sharing while working at the German Institute for Economic research. Before, Benedikt was a DARIAH-DE research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science and a scientific advisor for open access and research data at the Leibniz Association. In his research, Benedikt focuses on open science, knowledge transfer, and innovation in higher education.

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Frederick Fenter

Frederick Fenter

Fred is Executive Editor for open-access journal publishing program Frontiers. His 20-year career in publishing has been varied, involved libraries, document repositories, data bases and open-access publishing initiatives. His first appointment was as manager of the Inorganic Chemistry Program of Elsevier Science (Lausanne) in 1997. Since then he has been founder of a start-up in publishing technology (FontisMedia SA, Lausanne); and publisher for a Swiss-based English-language University Press (EPFL Press). Fred has been Executive Editor at Frontiers since August 2013.

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Stephan Gauch

Stephan Gauch

Dr. Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open data analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded with the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) and Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Pavlos Georgiadis

Pavlos Georgiadis

Pavlos Georgiadis is an ethnobiologist, agri-food author and food systems innovation consultant. Born and raised in Alexandroupolis, Greece, he has lived in eleven countries in Europe, Asia and America working on research projects for biodiversity conservation, rural development and citizen science. He is an active social entrepreneur in the agroecological sector, having created the single varietal extra virgin olive oil Calypso, and co-founded the consultancy company We Deliver Taste and the social cooperative for organic hemp KANNABIO. With a focus on participatory design of sustainable agrifood systems and food policy, he is consulting major RI projects in Greece and the EU. Pavlos is a University of Edinburgh graduate with a BSc/(Hons) in Plant Science and an MSc in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants. He holds a second MSc on Environmental Protection and Agricultural Food Production from the University of Hohenheim-Stuttgart, and is currently a PhD candidate on Social Sciences in Agriculture. He is the Community Manager of the GROW Observatory.

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Aliki Giannakopoulou

Aliki Giannakopoulou

Aliki Giannakopoulou is working in Ellinogermaniki Agogi since June 2014 as a researcher with a focus on projects that relate to responsible research and innovation (Ark of Inquiry, SPARKS, RRI TOOLS and others). Aliki previously worked as a senior project manager at the External Relations department of the Science Museum NEMO, in Amsterdam, Netherlands developing new European collaborations and managing existing European projects. During her time in NEMO she worked on a number of EU funded projects and was also responsible on fundraising. She holds a Masters in Science Communication from the University of West of England and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Aegean in Greece.

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Marjan Grootveld

Marjan Grootveld

A computational linguist by training, Dr Marjan Grootveld is senior policy officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). DANS is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. Enabling the re-use of knowledge, information, and data is the common element in Marjans career, ranging from corporate knowledge management via red tape reduction in eGovernment to sustainable data management in academia. She advises knowledge institutes and research funders on data management policy and practice, provides data management support and training in EU projects including EUDAT and OpenAIRE, and coaches attendants of the Research Data Netherlands Essentials 4 Data Support training.

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Wolfram Horstmann

Wolfram Horstmann

Wolfram Horstmann is the director of the Göttingen State and University Library (University of Göttingen) since 2014 and professor at the Institute for Library and Information Science (IBI) at Humboldt-University Berlin. He is executive member and Chair of the Steering Group on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures for the European research library association LIBER and member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). In the Research Data Alliance (RDA), he is member of the Organisational Advisory Board and engaged in several groups, e.g. “Libraries for Research Data” (founder and co-chair until 2017) and „Long Tail of Research Data“. Prior, he was Chief Information Officer for Scholarly Information at Bielefeld University, where he was responsible for strategic development of the institutional services for content, data and tools in research and education between 2007 and 2011. He has also served as European project manager for the State and University Library of Göttingen and as head of Publishing Services at the Academic Library Centre in Cologne. He is a biologist by training, having worked in the field of computational neuroscience, did a PhD in the context of Philosophy of Science before he actively turned his attention towards scholarly communication and libraries.

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Madeleine Huber

Madeleine Huber

Madeleine Huber is project manager for the H2020 project e-ROSA (Towards an e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture) at the Department of Scientific Information of the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She has an educational background in agronomy and environmental engineering and was previously supporting the Secretariat of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) as a junior European affairs officer at the headquarters of INRA.

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Thorsten Huelsmann

Thorsten Huelsmann

Thorsten holds a Master in Economic Geography, Organisation Studies and Communication Sciences from University of Bonn and Bologna. From 2000 -2003 Thorsten worked as Research Fellow at the Universities of Bonn and Bristol within a research project on regional innovation development. From 2003 -2010 he worked as Project Manager and Deputy Head of Unit at the Economic Development Agency Dortmund and was responsible for acquisition campaigns in ICT, MEMS and logistics industries in South-Korea, Singapore and Turkey. In 2010 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH, the coordination office of the leading-edge cluster programme EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr. In 2016 he was appointed as Head of Unit Strategic Initiatives at Fraunhofer IML and as Director Finance and Internationalisation of the Head Office of Industrial Data Space Association.

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Apostolos Kakkos

Apostolos Kakkos

Apostolos Kakkos is founder and CEO of LAMDA HELLIX since 2002, while in 2013 assumed also the role of Chairman of the Board. Prior to that, he had held top management positions with listed companies within the IT, Telecom and Financial Services sectors and served on the Board of Directors of companies in the technology, security and real estate industries. Also, he is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA). Apostolos has formed, sold and is shareholder and Executive Board member in a number of companies in the Technology and Real Estate sectors. Apostolos has been honored with the Kouros Award for Development and Innovation, the Best European Data Centre Entrepreneur Award, and the Ruban D’ honneur RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Petr Knoth

Petr Knoth

Dr Petr Knoth is a Senior Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK where he leads a team focusing on scholarly communication technology, in particular the sub-areas of large-scale digital libraries, text and data mining of scientific publications, academic recommender systems, open access (OA)/open science (OS) and research evaluation metrics. Petr is the founder, product and team leader for CORE, a service that aggregates open access articles from a global network of repositories and publishers, delivered in partnership of the Open University and Jisc. Previously, Petr worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Mendeley on information extraction and content recommendation for research. He is one of the creators of Semantometrics.org, a new approach to research evaluation that measures how far each scientific discovery takes us by text analysis.

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Peter Kraker

Peter Kraker

Dr. Peter Kraker is founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility of scientific knowledge for science and society, and a senior researcher at Know-Center, managing the area of open science. Peter is a leading expert on visualizing scholarly communication, open science, and alternative metrics. He has published extensively on these topics, including the lead authorship on “The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century”. As part of the H2020 CSA OpenUP, Peter leads the work on innovative dissemination practices. Peter is a core team member of the Open Access Network Austria, mentor in the Open Science Fellowship program of Wikimedia Germany and co-coordinator of the Open Science Working Group at Open Knowledge Austria. He is a sought after speaker, who has been invited to present at more than 60 events, and he serves on numerous editorial boards and program committees of open access journals and open science conferences. For his work, Peter received several awards and fellowships, including a Panton Fellowship of Open Knowledge and a Marie Curie Fellowship in the context of the EU project TEAM.

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Alexandros Koukovinis

Alexandros Koukovinis

Mr. Koukovinis graduated from the Department of Pedagogy for Primary Education and is a postgraduate student in Educational Technology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of University of Athens. He started working in 2012 at promotion and public relations companies In 2013 he worked at Media Markt headquarters in the communications and customers’ service department while at the same time he was a researcher in European projects for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2016 he’s been working for Science View where he manages and implements European projects, he participates in the production team of “Science Views” monthly bulletin and he is also responsible for Science View’s websites and social media.

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Mariateresa Lazzaro

Mariateresa Lazzaro

Mariateresa Lazzaro is a biotechnologist with PhD in Agrobiodiversity and expertise in the area of plant genetic resources management. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Group of Agroecology at the Institute of Life Sciences at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy). Her work focuses on the study of functional biodiversity and related agroecosystems services provision. She applies participatory research methods for involving agri-food sector stakeholders in developing resilient agriculture systems. From 2016, she works on CAPSELLA project, supporting the bottom up combination of knowledge existing in local communities with open data and data infrastructures with the aim to deliver services to these communities and the society in general for supporting the transition to a more sustainable agri-food production. With her work in this field, she supports open innovation in the agri-food sector, and, in particular in biodiversity based, agroecological domain.

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Athanassios Liakopoulos

Athanassios Liakopoulos

Athanassios Liakopoulos is EMEA Business Development Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) since August 2012. He has strong engineering background in networking, cloud and IT technologies, with 20 years working experience. Today, he leads the EMEA HPE Pointnext IoT Centre of Excellence, a team of consultants with business and technology skills focusing on applying IoT solutions in selected verticals, such as manufacturing and future cities. He also leads regional activities in Intelligent Spaces – Venues with focus on e2e business solutions for airports, large stadiums, music halls, museums, etc. He holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering (National Technical Univ. of Athens, 2005) and Master with distinction in Business Administration (Univ of Strathclyde, 2011). He has more than 30 published articles in recognized technical journals, conferences or standardization forums.
Ross Macintyre

Ross Macintyre

Ross MacIntyre is Jisc’s Head of library analytics services in the UK. He is responsible for a range of well-used services, including: ‘JUSP’ (Journal Usage Statistics Portal), IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics for the UK), ‘Web of Science Service for UK Education’ (for Clarivate Analytics). He recently completed 10 years working on ‘EuropePMC plus’. Current development projects include visualisation and analytics relating to library data generally, the extension of JUSP to institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia, and IRUS to institutions in USA and Australia. Ross is a member of numerous industry working groups and was Chair of UKSG 2012-15, is on the Board of Directors of COUNTER and the newly-forward FOLIO board of governance.

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Paolo Manghi

Paolo Manghi

Paolo Manghi is a Researcher in computer science at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), in Pisa, Italy. He is acting as coordinator for the EU-H2020 OpenAIRE-Connect project, technical manager and researcher for the EU-H2020 projects OpenAIRE2020, Data4Impact, OpenUP, SoBigData.eu, PARTHENOS, eInfraCentral, and RDA Europe. With respect to data publishing and management he is active member of a number of Data Citation and Data Publishing Working groups of the Research Data Alliance; besides, he is invited member of the advisory boards of the Research Object initiative (Carole Goble, University of Manchester) and of the Europeana Cloud project.

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Natalia Manola

Natalia Manola

Natalia Manola is a research associate in the University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications and the “Athena” Technology and Innovation Research Center. She holds a Physics degree from the University of Athens, and an MS in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has several years of employment as a Software Engineer and Architect employed in the Bioinformatics sector. From 2009 she has served as the managing director of OpenAIRE (www.openaire.eu), a pan European e-Infrastructure supporting open access in all scientific results, and is currently coordinating OpenMinTeD ([http://www.openminted.eu%29]www.openminted.eu) a H2020 infrastructural project on text and data mining. She has since expanded her expertise in Open Science policies and implementation, currently serving in the Open Science Policy Platform, an EC high level Expert Group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe. Her research interests include the topics of e-Infrastructures development and management, scientific data management, data curation and validation, text and data mining complex data Visualization, and research analytics.

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Michael Markie

Michael Markie

Michael is the Publisher for F1000 Platforms. He is an open science, open data and open research advocate contributing to F1000’s effort to change the way science is communicated. He played a pivotal role in launching F1000Research in 2013, and now oversees Wellcome Open Research, a new publishing platform owned by Wellcome but run by F1000. Michael previously helped to develop and subsequently manage F1000Posters, the open-access repository of posters and slides in biology and medicine. Michael is an active member of the open science community and has given many talks/seminars/workshops on the subject at international conferences and research institutions. Michael previously studied Chemical Biology at the University of Leeds, where he worked on synthesising a range of potential anti-tumour compounds.

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Lisa Matthias

Lisa Matthias

Lisa recently completed her Master’s degree in North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Investigating political communication, her research focused on frame theory and politicization- and polarization processes, especially within the media sphere. She is currently working in Scholarly Communications and Publishing by supporting the ScholComm Lab at Simon Fraser University, working as an Assistant Editor for the Open Library of Humanities, and managing the social media accounts of the Academic Mental Health Collective and Aletheia, an open source publishing platform.

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Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Chris Morris is a data analyst and software project manager at the Daresbury Laboratory, STFC. He is the project manager for West-Life, a Horizon 2020 project developing a Virtual Research Environment for structural biology. He is also involved in ADDoPT, an Innovate UK grant to support the design of pharmaceutical dosage forms. He has been a software developer for twenty five years. He says “Eventually I realised that the coding is not the hardest part of the job.

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Manuel Noya

Manuel Noya

Manuel Noya is a researcher turned entrepreneur, BSc Chemical Engineering (USC, Spain) and MSc Materials Science (UPM, Spain). His key areas of know-how are technology scouting, competitive intelligence, NPD (new product development), early-stage startups and innovation strategy. His professional experience involves working for over 4 years as a researcher for NEOKER: an awarded spin-off from USC (Spain). After NEOKER he participated in several RD projects in the materials science arena, at USC (Spain) and SRI International (Menlo Park, CA). Cofounded Linknovate.com in May 2012 in Palo Alto and went through Stanford University accelerator program (StartX) in 2013. Linknovate is a ‘discovery engine’ that helps identify emerging technologies and the key-players behind them. The company provides clients such as BMW AG and REPSOL with competitive intelligence software tools. Manuel is Linknovate.com CEO since 2014, led the company to win the 1st prize of Finodex (EU Open Data Accelerator) in early 2016, two European H2020 grants in 2015 and 2016. Linknovate is now a 7 people company growing internationally.

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Jessica Parland-von Essen

Jessica Parland-von Essen

Jessica Parland-von Essen, PhD and docent in history at the University of Helsinki. She has worked with digital archiving, digital humanities and open science for many years. Lately she has been working with promotion and service development questions with the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative. She has produced an Open science handbook for researchers and research organisations and is active in developing national policies for persistent identifiers. Currently working at CSC – IT Center for Science she is engaged in the ESOC Pilot. She is also a member of the board in the Finnish chapter of Open Knowledge.

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Lyubomir Penev

Lyubomir Penev

Following a successful academic career, in 1992, Lyubomir Penev established the scientific publisher Pensoft, which has since gained a reputation for technological advancement and innovation. Having implemented open access for all Pensoft journals from the very start, in 2015, Penev, together with Daniel Mietchen and Ross Mounce, founded the award-winning Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), a journal with a mission to open up science by openly publishing the entire research cycle - ideas, proposals, methods, data, and other outcomes - in a comprehensive and transparent way.

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Dimitris Pierakkos

Dimitris Pierakkos

Dr. Dimitrios Pierrakos holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Athens and he works as a Research Assistant at "Athena" Research and Innovation Center. He received his BSc. in Physics from the University of Athens and his MSc. degree in Information Technology from University College London. He has participated in many European and national research projects and has published several articles on scientific journals. His research interests lie in the areas of user modelling, data mining and usage analytics.

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Stelios Piperidis

Stelios Piperidis

Stelios is a senior researcher and Head of the Natural Language and Knowledge Extraction Department at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athena Research Centre. He is currently the Director of the Clarin EL national infrastructure for language resources and technologies, member of the European Language Resources Coordination (ELRC) initiative, member of the META-NET Executive Board and coordinator of the META-SHARE infrastructure. He has served as President of the European Language Resources Association (2008-2012). He has led more than 25 R&D projects in the areas of mono/multilingual and multimedia information processing as well as research infrastructures. His research interests include statistical and deductive methods in natural language processing and understanding, language resources, and automatic linguistic knowledge elicitation, machine translation and philosophy of language.

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Pedro Principe

Pedro Principe

Pedro Príncipe is an information specialist working at University of Minho Documentation Services on the Open Science Projects Office, on OpenAIRE2020, FOSTER and RCAAP projects. In OpenAIRE2020 project he is working as support and helpdesk manager and participating in the guidelines team and other technical tasks, as the usage statistics and the funder information services. He also had participation in several FP7 projects related with Open Access and repositories: NECOBELAC, OpenAIRE, MedOANET, OpenAIREplus, and PASTEUR4OA, and also in related new H2020 projects, as FIT4RRI and FOSTERplus. Graduated in New Communication Technologies and with training in information science and documentation, he previously worked during ten years as librarian and web content manager at University of Aveiro. He has been involved in COAR Working Group on Repository Interoperability, and acting as member of the COAR Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Board. He was member of the National Executive Council of the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and documentalists (BAD) from 2011 to 2016 and in BAD is also Coordinator of the Academic Libraries working Group since 2014. He was recently appointed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education to integrate the national working group on Portuguese Open Science Policy.

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Janet Remington

Janet Remington

Janet Remmington is Editorial Director for the global Arts & Humanities journals under the Routledge imprint at Taylor & Francis. She also works as Regional Director for Taylor & Francis’ Africa programme and has long been involved with access and author initiatives in the global South. She has worked in academic publishing for nearly 20 years and keeps active as a humanities researcher herself.

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Eloy Rodrigues

Eloy Rodrigues

Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Documentation Services. Eloy has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science since 2003, having established University of Minho institutional repository in 2003, and being the scientific and technical coordinator of RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repository) since 2008. At international level he has being working on various EU funded projects (like OpenAIRE, PASTEUR4OA and FOSTER), related with Open Access, and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science. Eloy is currently the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories.

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Tony Ross-Hellauer

Tony Ross-Hellauer

Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer is an open scholarship researcher who currently works as OpenAIRE Scientific Manager, University of Göttingen, and will shortly join the Social Computing Research Group at Know-Center (know-center.tugraz.at) as a senior postdoctoral researcher. His main research interests are Open Science models and infrastructures, science policy, alternative models for peer review, and philosophy of technology. Tony has a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Glasgow, 2012) in addition to an MA (Philosophy) and MSc (Information and Library Studies). Tony has worked in a number of EU-funded projects and is actively involved in Open Science advocacy and community-building. As Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at the University of Goettingen, Tony has been responsible for OpenAIRE’s outreach strategy, scientific direction and coordination of its pan-European network of National Open Access Desks (NOADs). Tony has published widely on Open Science, Open Access, peer review and library science in both peer-reviewed and popular science outlets, and regularly acts as PC member, co-organizer or co-chair of a number of workshops and conferences on topics related to Open Science.

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Jochen Schirrwagen

Jochen Schirrwagen

Jochen Schirrwagen is working as project coordinator at Bielefeld University Library, Germany. He has been responsible for content aggregation in OpenAIRE - the European Scholarly Communication Infrastructure. In this context and in addition he coordinates tasks on Metadata Guidelines for Content Providers (repositories, journals, CRIS) and Usage Statistics. He is engaged in working groups of the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). Jochen holds a degree in computer engineering and is currently pursuing a degree in library and information sciences.

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Kathleen Shearer

Kathleen Shearer

Kathleen Shearer is the Executive Director of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), an international association of repository with a membership of over 120 institutions worldwide from 36 countries in 5 continents. COAR is developing a model for scholarly communications based on a global network of open access repositories and actively promotes the role of libraries in the future of scholarly communication. Shearer is also a consultant for several other organizations. She is a research associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and a strategic consultant with the US-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

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Menelaos Sotiriou

Menelaos Sotiriou

Mr. Menelaos Sotiriou is a science writer and communicator (background Applied Mathematics) with 17 years of international work experience. He is holding a Master in Total Quality Management and currently he is working in the field of science communication (providing also training to research teams on how to communicate their results). He has been involved in several EU projects He is Presided of Science View (the Greek Science Writers’ Association) and research associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of National and Κapodistrian University of Athens. He has been a Board Member (2011 – 2015) of the European Union of Science Journalist’s Associations (EUSJA). Since August 2016 he is in the Steering Board of the Center for Creativities, Arts and Science Education (CASE). He was the editor of the Research and Technology online Magazine under the General Secretariat of Research Technology in Greece.

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Jadranka Stojanovski

Jadranka Stojanovski

Jadranka Stojanovski is an Assistant Professor at the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences and research librarian at Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, with professional experience in designing and creating scholarly publications management systems, providing an open access to the knowledge created by Croatian academic and research community. She is actively engaged in the national projects like Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, Who's Who in Science in Croatia etc. as well as international projects concerning different aspects of scholarly communication, including the Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE2020, TD COST Action TD1306 New Frontiers of Peer Review (PEERE) and CA COST Action CA15137 European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (ENRESSH). She is also the National Point of Reference (NPR) for scientific information.

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Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton is Head of Open Scholarship Development at Taylor & Francis. Caroline has been engaged with the open landscape and open access for many years, having been one of the co-founders of Co-Action Publishing and the first President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). She serves on various boards including the OpenAIRE+ Advisory Board. Caroline holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

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Prodromos Tsiavos

Prodromos Tsiavos

Prodromos Tsiavos is the Head of Digital Development at the Onassis Cultural Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at The Media Institute (TMI), London. He is currently advising Athena Research Centre on legal and ethical aspects of data science. Prodromos has worked for the National Hellenic Research Foundation (National Documentation Centre), the European Commission, Oslo University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is currently teaching Legal and Ethical Aspects of Data Science at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He read law and Information Systems in Athens and London and holds a PhD in Law and Information Systems from the LSE. He has over 120 publications and talks on legal and business aspects of open technologies, digital content and IPR management. Prodromos is chairing the administrative council of the Greek Industrial Property Organisation and serves a member of the Board of the European Patent Academy.

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Thanasis Vergoulis

Thanasis Vergoulis

Thanasis Vergoulis is a postdoctoral fellow at "Athena” Research Center. He received his diploma from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras and his PhD from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA, under the supervision of Prof. Timos Sellis. Moreover, he has academic experience teaching as an adjunct lecturer at University of Patras and University of Peloponnese. His research interests consist of data management, bioinformatics, cloud computing and research analytics.

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Mappet Walker

Mappet Walker

A Programme, Project Manager, and Software Engineer, by discipline, Mappet is responsible for Planning and Projects at Frontier Media in Switzerland. In OpenMinTED, she leads the development of use cases in Archaeology, Research Impact, and Health State Modelling. In OpenUP she leads the innovation discussions on Research Impact. Mappet has solid international experience in consulting, project and program management, software development, testing, migration, and deployment of enterprise solutions in banking, telecommunications, and the oil and gas industry. She is a LEAN practitioner integrating the methodology, capability maturity models and business process management in day to day operations.

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Rafael C. Jimenez

Rafael C. Jimenez

Rafael C. Jimenez is Chief Technical Officer of ELIXIR (the European life-sciences Infrastructure for biological Information). He is a biologist and a computer scientist specialised in the coordination and management of Bioinformatics services. Interested in topics related to infrastructure, visualisation and data federation.

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Edit Görögh

Edit Görögh

Edit Görögh is currently working at the University of Göttingen as a project officer for OpenUp, an EU funded project which aims at developing a cohesive framework for new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, dissemination of research results, and impact measurement , and promoting a gender sensitive and Open Science ecosystem.She has been in involved in knowledge management and open access related programs for more than 10 years. She first participated in open scholarly communication activities at the University Library of Debrecen in Hungary, where she worked as a project manager and represented the National Open Access Desk in Hungary within the OpenAIRE project. Her open science advocacy is enhanced by her PhD degree in communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Humanities background from the University of Debrecen.

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Haris Papageorgiou

Haris Papageorgiou

Dr. Ηaris Papageorgiou is Research Director at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) of the ATHENA Research Centre. Haris is responsible for building advanced content analytics pipelines for scalable systems and big data infrastructures. He is the Coordinator of the Technical Committee and Technical Responsible of operating the clarin:el shared distributed infrastructure (www.clarin.gr), which is the Greek part of the European CLARIN infrastruture (www.clarin.eu) , making language resources, technology and expertise available to the humanities and social sciences research communities at large. He has held Chief Scientist positions in several european and national projects in the area of multilingual, multimodal and multimedia processing. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from National Tech University of Athens (NTUA) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from NTUA. His research interests focus on language and speech technology, knowledge discovery and representation, machine/deep learning, web mining and information retrieval. He teaches "Big Data Content Analytics" in the MSc Business Analytics (analytics.aueb.gr) of the Athens Unversity of Economics and Business.

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Stefano Nativi

Stefano Nativi

Stefano Nativi is the head of the Florence Division of the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA) of the National Research Council of Italy. He coordinates the Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) laboratory of CNR-IIA that has been developing and operating the Discovery and Access Broker (DAB) of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) managed by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). He founded the Earth and Space Sciences Informatics (ESSI) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), serving as president of the division for first five years. He is a member of the GEO Infrastructure Implementation Board (IIB) and served as co-chair of the GEO Science & Technology Committee. He is also a member of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. In the Research Data Alliance (RDA), he co-chairs the “Brokering” Interest Group (IG). For OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium), he co-chairs the Earth Systems Science Domain WG (ESS DWG) and the netCDF Standardization WG (NetCDF SWG). He has taught at the Universities of Padua (Italy), Jena (Germany), and Florence (Italy) for more than ten years. Currently, he is Visiting Scientist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in Ispra (Italy).

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Martine Oudenhoven

Martine Oudenhoven

As community engagement officer at LIBER, Martine is responsible for engagement related activities and dissemination of several EU projects, including the OpenMinTeD project on text and data mining, the FOSTER Plus project on training for open science and the AARC project on federated authentication and authorization. Before joining LIBER in 2016, she worked as communication advisor at Leiden University Medical Center and the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. She is also a member of the core team of ScienceOnline Leiden, an open community that experiments with new ways of communicating science. Martine has a background in biology (MSc from Wageningen University) and communication. She is experienced in community engagement, science communication and strategic communications of scientific and scholarly consortia, organisations and higher education.

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Iryna Kuchma

Iryna Kuchma

Iryna Kuchma is the Open Access Programme Manager for EIFL. She coordinates training activities in the FOSTER project that focuses on the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond. Together with 50 partners, from all EU countries and beyond, she also works for OpenAIRE project - a large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data and support research data management. Iryna is also a member of Directory of Open Access Journals and Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study Advisory Boards, DSpace Community Advisory Team, NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) Board of Directors, and the Open Library of Humanities Internationalisation Committee.

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Chris Atherton

Chris Atherton

Chris Atherton is a Technical Business Development Officer at the GÉANT Association, an e-infrastructure organisation providing cutting-edge pan-European networking, and trust and identity services for the research and education community. His role focuses on supporting International user communities and organisations, as well as identifying new solutions to specific research requirements. Chris has over 10 years’ experience working in the IT and Space industry prior to joining GÉANT and holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Networks and Security.

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Kostas Koumantaros

Kostas Koumantaros

Mr. Kostas Koumantaros, Msc, is a Project Manager and Software Engineer on GRID and Cloud Technologies at GRNET SA. He obtained the Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Software Engineering in July 1999 from the University of Essex. He subsequently pursued an MSc in Advanced Computer Science Software Engineering degree from the University of Manchester, which he obtained with excellent marks in October 2000. Since October 2002 he is part of GRNET Technical Department as the manager of GRNET's Open Source Promotion and Development Initiative and member of the Hellasgrid Task Force. From April 2004 till April 2010 he was acting as the Regional Operations Centre technical manager for South-East-Europe (Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria) for the series EC project EGEE-1,2,3 (Enabling Grids for e-Science in Europe) being responsible for coordinating operational technical aspects of the scientific Grid infrastructure in the region, and its seamless integration into the pan-European e-Science infrastructure. Since April 2010 he is acting as the NGI Manager for NGI_GRNET. Kostas is also an Associate Editor for the Elsevier SoftwareX Journal that aims to acknowledge the impact of software on today's research practice, and on new scientific discoveries in almost all research domains.

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Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana Ferrari

Tiziana is Technical Director at the EGI Foundation since October 2013 and Technical Coordinator of the H2020 EGI flagship project funded by the EC: EGI-Engage. She was responsible for the direction of the EGI-InSPIRE project and was former Chief Operations Officer taking care of the operations coordination of EGI. She is a promoter of the Open Science Commons and participated in the definition of the EGI governance and service portfolio in the framework of the EGI_DS project. She has been involved in grid operations since 2007 contributing to the coordination of operations for the Italian Grid infrastructure. Tiziana holds a PhD in Electronics and Data Communications Engineering from the Universita’ degli Studi in Bologna.

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Simone Sacchi

Simone Sacchi

Dr. Simone Sacchi has more than 15 years of experience in academic libraries and research centers, driving enterprise–level information management, outreach, and R&D programs focused on the technologies, policies, and best practices that support the long–term stewardship, access, and impact of digital research. His research interests lies at the intersection of Open Science, impact metrics, and conceptual foundations of Library and Information Science. In his current role as EU Projects Manager at LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, he heads a team of Project Officers, coordinates the work around the portfolio of projects LIBER participates in -including: AARC2, EOSCpilot, EUDAT, FOSTER Plus, HuMetricsHSS, OpenAIRE, and OpenMinTeD- and works with partners on identifying new initiatives. Before joining LIBER, Simone was Head, Scholarly Communication Services at Columbia University in the City of New York. In his role he provided leadership and strategic direction on a variety of initiatives, including Academic Commons, Columbia’s research repository; the Scholarly Communication Program, an information sharing and outreach initiative; and the Columbia Promoting Access to Research and Collaboration (ColumbiaPARC) project, a research information and expert system. Simone was also actively involved in community efforts, having been a steering committee member for the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, a contributor for the Hydra Project, and a member of the FORCE11 Data Citation Implementation Pilot . Before moving to the US, Simone was Systems Librarian and Digital Repository Manager at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he provided technical leadership in the development of the university institutional repository program for research outputs, learning objects, and theses & dissertations. Simone holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Graduate Certificate in Open Source Software Science and Technology from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Parma, Italy.

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Najla Rettberg

Najla Rettberg

Najla Rettberg is the Scientific Manager of the OpenAIRE2020 project at Göttingen State Library. Having worked on the project since 2011 she coordinates the network and outreach activities of the European project. A librarian with extensive experience in open access and digital preservation, she has held roles such as executive secretary of the Digital Preservation Coalition and worked at Edinburgh University Library developing digital preservation strategies. Her background is in Arabic studies and she has worked as a consultant for a range of clients including the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC), Kings College London, the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Centre.

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Harris Linardakis

Harris Linardakis

Haris Linardakis is the IBM cloud leader, Greece and Cyprus since 2015. Within his role, he is helping enterprises of all sizes in Greece and Cyprus to assess cloud readiness, develop cloud adoption strategies and power their digital transformation. Throughout his career in IBM, he held business development positions in global technology services and enterprise business unit. As a professional, he is committed to deliver business value through technological advancement and innovative thinking. His main interests include cloud platforms and services, business analytics, internet of things, cognitive applications and agile application development. Haris’ academic background includes electrical and computer engineering degree and a PhD degree in telecommunications, both from the National Technical University of Athens. He has published and participated in research programmes in the area of medium access control protocols in Optical Networks.

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RobertBossy

RobertBossy

Robert Bossy is a research engineer at INRA (French National Institute for Agronomy). He works on Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and Artificial Intelligence applied to Biology, Genomics and Food Science. Robert has a biology background and holds a PhD in Bioinformatics in Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6). He has worked in Laboratoire d'Informatique et Systématique (Paris 6), Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Rio de Janeiro) and INRA (Jouy-en-Josas). He is the senior developer at the Bibliome team and supervises the development of the Alvis suite, a set of tools for NLP and Knowledge Acquisition (http://github.com/Bibliome). He has taken part in several large scale projects: Alvis (FP6), Quaero (OSEO), OpenMinTeD (H2020). His favorite scientific event are ACL, LREC and BLAH. Robert has organized several tasks in the BioNLP Shared Task 11/13/16 challenges concerning Biodiversity and Genetics in bacteria and plants. Currently his main interest is on the lifecycle of data produced by NLP and TDM and their integration into bioinformatics processes and infrastructures.

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Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi received her PhD in Information Technologies at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa. She is a researcher at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) of Pisa, Italy. Today she is member of the InfraScience research group, part of the Multimedia Networked Information System Laboratory (NeMIS). She is involved as researcher, WP leader, and Task leader in EC H2020 funded projects among which OpenAIRE2020, PARTHENOS, OpenUP, and OpenAIRE-Connect. Her research interests include service-oriented architecture, data infrastructures for e-science and scholarly communication in Open Science.

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Gregory Milopoulos

Gregory Milopoulos

Mr. Milopoulos is an Educational Technology Researcher of the R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi. He is an Expert in Project Management of large and complex projects, mainly in the field of Information Technology. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Aegean and a Postgraduate Degree (Master of Business Administration) in Project Management of Techno-economic Systems from the National Technical University of Athens (School of Mechanical Engineering) in cooperation with University of Piraeus (Dpt of Industrial Management & Technology) and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Dpt of Economics). Gregory has begun the cooperation with Ellinogermaniki Agogi since May 2017. Before that, from 2009 to 2016 he has founded Megaprojects, a Business Solutions and Consulting company. Gregory is the creator of Qtales (www.qtales.com) which started as a proposal, became a funded H2020 ICT project and is now a Limited UK Company, focusing on its commercial launch. Gregory has been dealing with European SMEs since 2001, when he joined the R&D Department of Pouliadis Group of Companies.

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Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika has a PhD in Open Access, with a focus on Open Access Funders’ Policies. She advocates for pure Open Access, machine access to open access research papers and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. For the time being she is the Open Access Aggregation Officer in CORE (https://core.ac.uk), a service that aggregates millions of open access research papers, while in the past she worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is currently involved in three European projects, FOSTER (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu), OpenMinTeD (http://openminted.eu) and FIT4RRI (http://fit4rri.eu/). She serves as an Editor at the Open Access Directory (http://oad.simmons.edu) and as an External Liaison Officer at the UK Council of Research Repositories (http://ukcorr.org).

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Marios Chatziangelou

Marios Chatziangelou

Mr Marios Chatziangelou holds a BSc in Physics from University of Ioannina, Greece and MSc in Information Technologies from the University of Paisley, Scotland. Mr Chatziangelou is a leader of IASA’s Computing Department and he has extensive know-how in the fields of software development and systems (HPC/Clustering) administration. He is experienced in numerous OO-based and scripting languages, operating systems, parallel environments, databases, web services and web APIs. He has over fifteen years of working experience as Software and Systems engineer in the Defence, Banking and Academic sectors. He has participated to a number of projects, including EGEE-I-II-III, GRIDCC, PRACE-I-II, EGI-Inspire, EGI-Engage, DiscoverTheCosmos etc. During the EGEE-II project, he held the position of the coordinator of the application porting/support teams at the South Eastern Europe. For the period 2009-2010 (EGEE-III project) he was acting as Regional Coordination on duty for the South Eastern Europe region and HellasGrid Country representative. Under the EGI-InSpire project he was task leader for the TNA3.4 Technical Services.

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George Dafoulas

George Dafoulas

Dr George E. Dafoulas is in Internist and holds a Master in Business Administration in Health Services Management from the Nottingham Business School-Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thessaly on the topic of Health Technology Assessement of e-health service and was a visiting scholar in CSAIL-MIT, Cambridge-Boston, USA working on the topics of open source/open science for Global Health. He has worked as a research fellow of Ethnikon and Kapodistriakon University (NKUA), School of Medical Science, in Athens, Greece and of University of Birmingham, UK in projects related with Diabetes, as well as e-health and e-care services and real-world data analytics.

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Jennifer Freeman Smith

Jennifer Freeman Smith

Jennifer Freeman Smith is a Transparency and Openness Trainer for the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, where she develops curricula, delivers trainings, and provides support around reproducible research methods and the Open Science Framework. Before coming to COS, she provided capacity building assistance to health departments and community organizations implementing evidence-based HIV prevention programs, conducted qualitative research in public health and education, and taught courses in composition and multicultural issues in education. She holds a doctorate in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Haralampos Karanikas

Haralampos Karanikas

Dr. Haralampos Karanikas is a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada and Senior Researcher at University of Athens (Medical School). Member of the European Initiative EUnetHTA JA3 for Health Technology Assessment and he is eHealth consultant in Athens Medical Society member of the team that develops the prescription protocols integrated in the Greek national electronic prescription system. General Secretary of the Greek Society of eHealth Applications (EEMEPY) and member of the National Committee for the implementation of protocols and monitoring of pharmaceutical expenditure, under the authority of the Ministry of Health.

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Tom Pollard

Tom Pollard

Tom is a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Computational Physiology. Most recently he has been working with colleagues to release the eICU Collaborative Research Database, a freely-accessible database comprising patient data collected from critical care units across the US. Prior to joining MIT in 2015, Tom completed his PhD at University College London, UK, where he explored models of health in critical care patients. He has a broad interest in how we can improve the way that health data is collected and reused for the benefit of patients, and he is a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.

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Eleftherios Thireos

Eleftherios Thireos

General Practitioner/Family Physician, Greek NHS Consultant, Vari Health Centre. Postgraduate Education in Public Health (National School of Public Health) and in Mental Health Promotion (European Educational Programs). Member of the Greek eHealth National Board, as Coordinator of working groups, to complete the e-prescription system and the interoperability of health IT systems (EMR). Member of the National Committee for the monitoring of pharmaceutical expenditure and implementation of Therapeutic Prescription Protocols, as Coordinator of working groups of medical scientific societies, to develop prescription protocols and patient registries, integrated in the Greek national electronic prescription system. Research Fellow, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete. Scientific Collaborator, Department of Health Economics, National Scholl of Public Health. Secretary General of Athens Medical Society. Member (educational activities) of HL7 Hellas. Member of International (international Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research – ISPOR) and European Societies (European Review Group on Prevention and Health Promotion in Family Medicine and General Practice (EUROPREV) - National Representative from 2000 to 2010 and The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT)

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Rainer Bachleitner

Rainer Bachleitner

Rainer Bachleitner is junior researcher in the Social Computing Research Group at Know-Center and lead of frontend software development at Open Knowledge Maps. Rainer is a supporter of Open Science and member of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA). In addition, Rainer is a Master's student in physics at TU Wien, where he works on large, massively parallel computer simulations in statistical and soft matter physics running on the Vienna Scientific Cluster.

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Clara Armengou

Clara Armengou

Clara Armengou has several years of experience in the scholarly publishing industry, currently working at the Directory of Open Access Journals and at Cambridge University Press in the past. She has also worked as a science communication officer at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where she lead a project to to promote scientific research of excellence in Catalonia and to make science and research accessible to the general public. Clara is particularly interested in Open Access, Open Data, e-learning and MOOCs.

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Ilaria Fava

Ilaria Fava

Ilaria Fava has several years experience in Open Access issues at both a national and international level, as she is currently working at the Göttingen State and University Library on OpenAIRE and the EOSCpilot projects. She is also serving the Directory of Open Access Journals as Managing Editor.

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Androniki Pavlidou

Androniki Pavlidou

Androniki Pavlidou holds a Mathematics degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and an MSc in Science and Innovation Management from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She had worked in the IT sector and funded two startups; Fansinator and Datalization. The startup experience, allowed her to be mentored and learn from the best. She had won the CAPSELLA(H2020 project) hackathon and the 2nd prize in San Francisco Techcrunch (Panasonic aviation challenge). She had also won the #DiploHack Athens European competition implementing the Datalization platform that triggers EU citizens to easily discover EU Open Data, their usage in their life, their business and politics, by exploring a city in a funny way. She also participated in the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece with Datalization and working as a project manager in OpenMinTeD project. Androniki is a dedicated innovator, who is passionate about technology, and turning research findings into innovative products.

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